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There were a few other options that Truman could have used instead of the destructive force that is the atom bomb. The US troops had been island hopping and were ready to begin an invasion. The con of this plan would be the heavy loss of American soldiers and that is probably the main factor as to why Truman didn't use it. Another option would be to negotiate with the Japanese and maybe come to an agreement. This was also pushed out because of the fact that the Japanese were ruthless fighters and would not go down easily in any battle. The option that would have been the best in my opinion would be to gain the help of the Soviet Union. On August 8, 1945, a day before the second atomic bomb was dropped, the Soviet's declared war on Japan which is believed to be the reason why they unconditionally surrendered. This plan would have taken less lives and done less damage to Japan and therefore would have been the better idea.

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Q: What options did the US have before dropping the bomb?
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What policy was the US using before dropping the atomic bomb?

A written warning to Japan with options.

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By draopping the bomb the US showed Japan that it will not tolerate any conditions

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Excitement, the war was over.

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By dropping the A-bomb on Hiroshima, japan.

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you mean a-bomb. no one has ever h-bombed anyone else. The dropping of the a-bomb was so important because a) it won the pacific for us in WWII, and b) it was such a tragedy

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Status of "Super power"??

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No true justification in the war with Japan; the bomb was dropped as a warning or threat to Soviet Union. Also this bomb was an experience of US army.

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See atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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President Truman made the decision and no one had to think about it.

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Invade Japan at the cost of 2 million US soldiers.

Did the US have a reason for dropping an atomic bomb on japan?

Yes, absolutely. Was that all you wanted to know, or were you interested in what that reason was?